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Who “Owns” the Land of Israel – Part 2

The area was called the Land of Israel or Judea (a place belonging to Jews) from Biblical times until 135 AD, when the Roman Emperor Hadrian changed the name of the province from Judea to Syria Palaestina, a brilliant PR stunt to sever the Jewish people’s connection to the region. This was done following the Jewish Bar Kokhba revolt against the Roman Empire. For most of the period between 135 AD and May 15, 1948, the area was referred to as Palestine or the Land of Israel.

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Let The Joy Begin!
On: Jan 19, 2016
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By Margy Pezdirtz Tuesday, January 19, 2016 It isn’t often that this Christian gets to attend an Orthodox Jewish wedding; however, tonight was one of those rare exceptions – a moment in time. Monday night, the second day of the week when God said, “it is holy” twice, was the wedding of Rabbi David Baras […]

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Biblical Israel Or West Bank? by Margy Pezdirtz
On: May 22, 2013
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Recently I heard a well informed pastor tell of the many biblical events that happened in Judea and Samaria – that part of Israel that the modern world has come to call the West Bank. Although I’ve studied these events many times and am very familiar with them, I don’t believe I had ever lined […]

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Sharing In The Joy at an Israeli Wedding
On: Feb 20, 2013
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A major high-light of my recent trip to Israel was being a guest at the wedding of Sondra Baras’ youngest son. As anyone who has talked to Sondra in the past year knows, this was the event of the decade for the Baras family! Let me explain. When I first met Sondra in 1998, her oldest […]

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Fruit Trees, Honey Bees, and Special Needs
On: Nov 22, 2012
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An Update From Our Communities in Israel   In September 2011, Kim Troup, the US Director of CFOIC Heartland, traveled to Israel. While there, she visited some 30 different communities in less than two weeks. It was an intense visit and included meetings with mayors, community representatives, and residents to hear firsthand how the efforts […]

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Stories from Shani Livneh and Emanuel
On: Oct 31, 2012
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I just returned from a visit to Israel and I am still trying to absorb all that I saw and experienced. It has been over eleven years since I have made such an in depth visit to the communities in Judea and Samaria. WOW!! I was so encouraged to see all of the growth and […]

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Go Vote!
On: Oct 24, 2012
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  Two weeks from today Americans will go to the polls to votefor our President. I received an email from someone who reads our blog, and she expressed her frustration with the presidential candidates. She is having difficulty deciding which candidate should receive her vote. Many of my fellow Christians are voicing the opinion that […]

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Who “Owns” The Land of Israel? Part 5
On: Oct 23, 2012
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Jerusalem– How many names are there for Jerusalem?  I would like to focus on five that are mentioned In the bible:Salem, Moriah, Jebus, Zion, and Jerusalem.  The Biblical references for the purchase of this city take a lot more digging than the ones for Hebron, and Shechem, but it is a more complex city and […]

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Who “Owns” the Land of Israel? Part
On: Sep 18, 2012
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Shechem – The city of Shechem is first mentioned in Genesis 12:6 Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, as far as the terebinth tree of Moreh. And the Canaanites were then in the land. This is the first place where Abraham enters the promised land and this is the first time […]

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Who “Owns” the Land of Israel? Part
On: Sep 5, 2012
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Hebron, Shechem, Jerusalem…  What do these three cities in Israel have in common?  If you read most newspaper articles, they list them as being in the “Occupied West Bank”.  However, if you read your Bible you find detailed accounts of real estate transactions, money changing hands, when Jewish patriarchs BOUGHT these three cities. The Bible […]

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